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((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm this morning... a jury returns to deliberate the fate of the former pastor, accuse of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation. otis holland is facing 17 felony counts, including sex assault and lewdness...he's pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say it all started back in 2008. closing arguments were made in the case yesterday. prosecutors say holland spent time picking his victims.. and sexually assaulted them during counseling sessions. the defense said the girls were making everything up: ((carmine colucci/defense attorney: "so whenever these events happen, there were only 2 people that were actual eye witnesses, if what they say was true." matthew rashbrook/prosec utor: "she thought it was part of counselling, and on that basis, she submitted to his behavior, but remember, submission is not the same as consent.")) the trial has gone on for a
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holland faces life in prison./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the woman accused of intentionally driving into dozens of people on the strip is now facing over 71 charges. the district attorney added more charges against lakeisha holloway yesterday... police say she killed an mom from arizona.. and injured dozens of others when she plowed her car into pedestrians outside of planet hollywood last month. holloway's attorney says she plans to plead not guilty. holloway is being held on no bail. her next court appearance is february fourth./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < skies are already great shot from our boulder station camera....skies are already changing again this morning... the clouds cleared out by early afternoon yesterday and we reached those nice low 60s. ........... now cooling off to chilly 40s. another nice start to the day with mostly sunny skies and temps near 60 degrees.
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clouds return friday. > back to you. /// brian loftus we've been calling it bourne boulevard all week long... in recent days... movie crews have been taking
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the latest movie in the bourne franchise. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter karen castro... is live this morning from las vegas boulevard... taking a closer look into the growing movie industry here in the valley. good morning karen? ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... the past few nights have been busy on the las vegas strip... as you mentioned, movie crews have been busy filming the latest bourne movie that could be released as early as this summer. here's some video we captured earlier this week. as you can see parts of las vegas boulevard were shut down near harmon... because crews were filming what looks to be some sort of action sequence during the overnight hours. if fact, crews just wrapped up
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production is set to pick up again later on today. and speaking of production picking up... we reached out to the nevada film office to find out more about movies being shot here in the valley. the director of the film office says they're not allowed to speak about movies being shot right now... but they do say the film industry in the state is booming: ((eric preiss // director, nevada film office: we have continued to see an increase in the number of productions filming here year over year in the last several years -- the number of permits that have been issued -- has shown a steady upward trend -- we're very excited about that. and any attention we get on the big screen benefits the state overall. )) the next bourne movie might be taking the spotlight at the moment... but the nevada film office says there's always some sort of production going on around town... like music videos, tv shows and commercials.
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might be known for movies las vegas might be known for movies like... casino... the hangover... and most recently mall cop 2. but believe it or not... portions of jake gyllenhaal's recent film "southpaw" were also shot right here in las vegas. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) karen... are film tax credits being used to entice film makers to come to bring their productions to the valley? ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... it's unclear if the latest bourne film was given any sort of tax credit? film tax credits were cut... to help bring tesla to the state so we don't really know how much if any this film was given of what's left? ((brian loftus)) > the taxicab authority board is meeting next week... just days after a state audit was released...reco mmending the authority be dissolved.. the audit was released on tuesday saying cabs are overcharging customers about 47 million dollars a year. it says the taxi cab industry is charging too much for credit card fees... it also points out the taxicab
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authority in some administrative functions. the audit recommendatio n to eliminate the taxi cab authority as a separate regulatory agency would require state legislative action. that likely be brought up until the start of the regular session in 20- 17./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >film crews should be wrapping up on the strip. still have cones out on las vegas boulevard between flamingo and tropicana. vehicle fire reported on linq lane, just east of las vegas boulevard. accident on desert inn and pecos. no delays on i-15 and tropicana
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< > < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > recycling with some special help. ((this program gives visually impaired people the opportunity to feel productive again.)) ((kirsten joyce)) how the blind center of nevada is helping the valley go green. ((brian loftus)) the water crisis continues in
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the latest moves to fix the problem... and how the governor wants president obama to help. ((kirsten joyce)) this might seem like a minor violation, but it's driving one local crazy! hear what metro has
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is coming up this weekend... and it's a great opportunity to responsibly dispose of electronics you no longer use or need. ((brian loftus)) it's such a waste to toss them into the landfill because a lot of them can be reused or broken down and recycled to make other products. sherry is here to tell us how our e-waste recycling partner at this year's event really saw the value in this business. ((sherry swensk)) yes, it might surprise you that the blind center of nevada will be collecting the electronics at
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this non-profit has their sights set on helping the environment and the people who depend on them. ((sherry swensk)) breaking down electronics is complicated work even for those who can see... but juan reyes is blind and has mastered the job. cory smith/ executive director. blind center of nevada we have all kinds of people who say, "i may be blind, but i'm not going to let that stop me from living and doing great things." ((sherry swensk)) the electronics recycling program here at the blind center of nevada has become one of the best in the state... approved by the e-p-a. it also gives the community an eco-friendly option for disposing of their used or outdated electronics. tracy smith/technical manager we can tell you where your computer is going to end up. we do not give our recycled goods to anyone we cannot follow the chain all the way to its final resting place. (:10) ((sherry swensk)) so how did a non-profit devoted to
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for the visually impaired get into the business of recycling, refurbishing and repurposing e- waste? cory nelson/executive director the state of nevada approached us about 8 or 9 years ago and said, "look we've got all these electronics, if you can find a way to get rid of them in a responsible way we'd love to work with you." ((sherry swensk)) director cory nelson saw it as an opportunity to make extra money and keep their doors open. now the recycling program supports most of the center's programs for its 250 members. gus garcia/recycling program employee i've learned a lot - i can pretty much build computers and install software and clean, i can do pretty much anything that has to do with computers and laptops. ((sherry swensk)) gus garcia is one of 25 sight- challenged or legally blind employees who finds new purpose in the life of these electronic devices and his own. it's been a blessing to a lot of people.//when you lose that sense of productivity that's a dangerous thing// and i think this program gives visually impaired people the opportunity to feel productive again. center doesn't want sympathy. they want your business. today... two million pounds a year of
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from casinos, banks, hospitals, to be recycled... reused or resold locally and world-wide on ebay. the vision of success is paying off for this non-profit and the planet./// ((sherry swensk)) the blind center will be taking just about anthing that plugs in on saturday. but they will have to charge for c-r-t monitors - and that fee will be $30. and they can not accept the big monster rear- projection tvs and huge televisions. they don't have a recycling partner right now they can sell those to. but everything else is free! flatscreens, printers, hard drives - all of it. go to las vegas now dot com to get a list of everythng being accepted at this year's event at the thomas and mack this saturday...
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adlib weather chat sherry swensk < we have mostly clear skies for now, and you can see that moon out there just slipping away. but those won't last too long as the next storm is already
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california. ................. temps are cool this morning... getting down to the 40s. we will see some of those high clouds already today... and even more tomorrow. ............. the east coast getting ready for a big blast of winter with rain, snow and freezing rain sliding east. it will affect millions of people. ................. another storm out west and then a slight chance of showers by saturday... but late saturday after 4 pm and into the evening. >
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((kirsten joyce)) > students in detroit won't be going to class today... because their teachers are continuing protests. teachers are upset over recent pay cuts -- and what they say are deplorable conditions at their schools. nearly all the city's public schools were closed yesterday when educators staged a massive sick- out. the detroit school district had sought a temporary injunction to prevent another strike./// ((brian loftus)) > and in flint michigan... the governor is asking the president to reconsider his denial of a disaster declaration for the water crisis. raised levels of lead have been found in the water supply. the white house declared an emergency...but said it didn't meet the legal definition of a disaster.
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the state approved a 28- million dollar request to pay for bottled water, nurses, testing, and other measures to deal with the crisis./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor accident on mcleod and vegas valley. today, mcleod between chandler avenue and sunset road will close down for the county's paradise- whitney interceptor project. the closures is scheduled for about a month. traffic on sunset will be directed just east to sunset corporate drive for access to businesses along mcleod. construction continues on eastern between sunset and warm springs for the same project. > < > back to you.
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((kirsten joyce)) > a woman is making history with the n-f-l... the buffalo bills have hired kathryn smith as a full time special teams coach. she's the first full-time female assistant coach for the national football league. smith worked with the team part-time for seven years./// ((brian loftus)) closing the curtains...witho ut even getting out of bed! ((kirsten joyce)) how the aria is making their hotel rooms more high tech./// ((brian loftus)) plus.. knowing if you need antibiotics.. could be as easy as a simple test.
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volvo is making its cars safer. ((kirsten joyce)) and g-m is launching a new car sharing service. hena daniels joins us live from wall street. good morning hena. q: hena we hear a hotel stay in vegas is upping the ante when it comes to high- tech. what's that about? this morning, investors are again... after a major drop in crude oil prices led to a wild ride here wall street yesterday. the dow lost 249 points and that's after a late recovery. it had been down over 560 points. the nasdaq fell 5 points. /// general motors is launching a new car sharing service called maven. maven will start right away in ann- arbor michigan to serve the university of michigan community before expanding to major
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maven customers in ann arbor can rent a g-m car for 6 dollars an hour through an app. there is no membership fee. volvo is working on a 'death proof' car.... with the goal that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new volvo by 2020. the automaker is working on a car with an autopilot feature -- that includes lane assist, collision avoidance, and pedestrian detection. one of their models - the volvo xc90 has had no u-s fatalities in at least 4 years. /// q: hena we hear a hotel stay in vegas is upping the ante when it comes to high- tech. what's that about? a: yes. and it's pretty cool. the aria in las vegas is outfitting its hotel rooms with more than 4-thousand in- room tablets. guests can order food, close curtains, control room temperature from the centralized device. it will operate in several different languages. brian and kirsten?
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> now let's turn it over to turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor > sybil says, "so many people are driving with their handicap placards hanging from their rear view mirror, even though it clearly states "remove before driving"! when the placard is given out at the dmv, the staff person should show the customer what it says. this is a public safety hazard!" dmv field techs are trained to know the display laws, however many placards are mailed directly to the recipient. according to nevada law, "a vehicle must not be operated upon any highway unless the driver's vision through any required glass equipment is normal", which would apply to
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metro advises drivers to take the placard down while driving to ensure maximum visibility on the roadway. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > you can give your input...on breaking up c- c-s-d. ((brian loftus)) how henderson residents can tell leaders what they think...when it comes to reshaping the district.
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house.. is back in las vegas.. the two political heavyweights.. who will be stumping for your support. ((brian loftus)) > plus.. the mid- atlantic is bracing for a blizzard.. the storm.. headed to the east coast.. that promises to bring piles of snow. ((karen castro)) > karen is live with the latest on the bourne movie filming.. and an update on the film industry in las vegas. < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. it's 5-30. is las vegas the new hollywood? at least this week it seems that way with the filming of the latest bourne movie on the strip. kirsten joyce 8 news now
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this morning from where all the action's been taking place near the closed down riviera resort and casino. karen, ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... it's quite out here at the moment because filming isn't supposed to pick up again until later on tonight. overnight, crews were also filming at the south end of the strip. but take a look at this video... this is what the past few night's have been looking like but take a look at this video... this is what the past few night's have been looking like on the las vegas strip. movie trucks, crews and actors all working on the latest bourne
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the latest bourne film might be all the buzz... but the nevada film office says las vegas has been growing as a destination for movies to be filmed. they say there's been a growing number of permits being issued in clark county and the city of las vegas for productions... and say it's only helping our city: ((eric preiss // director, nevada film office: when we're on the big screen with movies like the hangover, oceans 11, casino -- that it drives tourism because people see it on the big screen, they see it on the small screen, it puts vegas and the state of nevada on their mind. and they want to visit and they want to see -- those icons locations that they saw on the big screen. )) ((karen castro)) the nevada film office says these movies are also keeping local production companies busy... not just with feature films... but also tv shows... commercials... and music videos. ((karen castro)) back out here
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we're not exactly sure when filming will start back up again for the latest bourne film. however, we're told they will be filming here at least until friday. ((kirsten joyce)) karen... the company certainly needs extras for the movie... how do locals get their shot? ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... the nevada film office says casting calls are happening all the time. the best way to land a gig is check on their website... nevada film dot com... or follow them on twitter. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > g-o-p presidential hopeful donald trump will be campaigning in las vegas today. he'll be at the south point hotel at one this afternoon... doors open at 11 oclock. trump will also make a guest appearance at the outdoor sportsman awards at the venetian at 7:00./// ((brian loftus)) > and bill clinton will be campaigning for hillary in the valley today as well... he'll be hosting an event at advanced technologies academy. doors open at 6-30 tonight, the event starts at 7-15. we've posted information on
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vegas now dot com./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk great shot from our rio camera....skies are already changing again this morning... the clouds cleared out by early afternoon yesterday and we reached those mild low 60s. ........... now cooling off to chilly 40s. another nice start to the day with mostly sunny skies and temps near 60 degrees. then high clouds. ..... there is a chance of rain in the weekend forecast - we'll take a look coming up. >
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kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > henderson city leaders want to know what residents think about the potential reorganization of c-c-s-d. they're holding a meeting at 4-30 today at the convention center a bill passed last year requiring a committee to study how to turn the district into several evenly dived precincts
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henderson residents who want to learn more about the process can share their thoughts today. if you can't make it, an online survey is available through the city's website./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < no freeway crashes in the valley right now. accident up on us 95 by the paiute reservation. the county will flip on a new light at lake mead and sloan today around 6:30 a.m. > back to you. ///
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end to the rancher stand- off. ((kirsten joyce)) the message oregon's governor has for the protesters.. who overtook the wildlife refuge. ((brian loftus)) and j-lo hits the stage.. at her residency's premiere. a inside look at her performance..
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((brian loftus)) > millions of
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gearing up for what could be a horrible winter storm. ((sherry swensk)) blizzard watches are in effect for parts of the baltimore and d-c area.. just as another storm system created major traffic headaches yesterday. ((kirsten joyce)) don champion has more from new york. (pkg) (aerial of traffic) people in the d-c metro area got a bitter taste of what's to come...when nearly an inch of snow grounded traffic to a halt wednesday night. -nats- among those stuck in the mess -- president obama -- who endured an hour and 12- minute ride from andrews air force base back to the white house. -nats-crash slick roads led to collisions, pile up's and even spin outs: (sot alice berney/ driver) i thought as soon as i got on the road that it was going to be a bad idea. friday's monster storm is forecast to bring blizzard- like conditions to d-c, baltimore and surrounding areas...pummelin g the area with 12 to 24 inches of snow. (sot mayor muriel bowser d-district of columbia) we're
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national guard vehicles, and we would be prepared to ask for personnel as well. -nats- salt trucks ahead of what forecasters say could be a paralysing winter storm - road salt. -nats- residents rushed to stores for supplies and food... (sot kacy mosby/ richmond, va) the fridge is packed, the pantry water. with the system forecast to move further north over the weekend... snow isn't the only concern. yesterday - crews began building berms along the jersey shore in the event of coastal flooding. (sot belmar mayor) we anticipate being better prepared for this storm than any one before. for now, forecasters say new york city and new england could be spared the brunt of the nor'easter. don champion cbs news new york. (tag: the storm system will bring heavy rain to the gulf coast and the southeast today.)
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sherry swensk < this winter storm will affect millions and paralyze the east coast for a few days with up to two feet of snow and heavy rain pulled in from the atlantic. ..................... hopefully everyone prepared for both. the winter storm warnings start today to the east of the coast. .......... clouds moving into the west coast and heading our way. looking for highs in the low 60s
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back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > here's a live look right now on the
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> trending this morning... j-lo has officially kicked off her new residency at the planet hollywood! (( (music) if you had my love, and i gave you all my trust, would you comfort me?) the show is called jennifer lopez: all i have and the hashtag j-lo-vegas has been trending overnight. fans and celebrities filled the audience...and the stage. ja rule, ne-yo, and pitbull also performed at her show. tickets for her performances through june are up for sale and prices start at 59 dollars.///
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turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor delays in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 at us 95. here's what the beltway looks like in henderson. this is 215 at green valley parkway. > < > < >
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((kirsten joyce)) > oregon's governor wants the federal government to end the protest at a wildlife refuge. ((gov. kate brown: the spectacle of lawlessness must end and until harney county is free of it will not stop insisting that federal officials enforce the law )) the governor spoke in a news conference yesterday... and says the protest is ripping the community apart. ammon bundy and his group have been protesting for nearly three weeks...and the group isn't going anywhere they're demanding the federal lands be turned over to locals./// ((brian loftus)) > the bill to slow down the flow of syrian refugees entering the u- s... has been blocked in the senate. needed for the bill to advance... and means its likely dead for the year. the goal of the bill was to prevent possible terrorists from coming to our country./// ((brian loftus)) > swapping in that hoverboard...fo r a safer ride. ((kirsten joyce))
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it could spark..
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((brian loftus)) > reseaj@j@ on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage,
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she'll get the job done for us.
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new blood test to see if you're sick with a virus...or bacterial infection. as danielle nottingham reports from los angeles, knowing what's causing it... can help doctors determine the correct treatment. scientists at this lab at duke health have come up with a blood test that can distinguish whether a respiratory infection is bacterial or viral. ( dr. ephraim tsalik/lead author, asst. professor of medicine at duke) bacterial infections are ones that are treated with typically antibiotics whereas viral infections like the common cold are typically we just treat it supportively with bed rest, fluids, tylenol. dr. efram tsalik and his team developed what they call gene signatures - patterns that show which genes are turned on and off when a person is fighting a particular infection. danielle nottingham/cbs news,
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between viral and bacterial infections, doctors hope to cut down on the overuse of antibiotics which has led to the rise of antibiotic- resistant superbugs. dr. ephraim tsalik/lead author, asst. professor of medicine at duke) the more antibiotics someone takes especially when they don't need them expose them to other effects on their overall health and also puts them at higher risk of developing resistance to infections later on. so far the test is 87 percent accurate .. but the results take about 10 hours. duke is trying to create a one-hour version that clinics can use in the next couple of years. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. ((kirsten joyce)) researchers say they also expect their test to be useful in identifying viruses as more medications for common viruses, including the one that causes the common cold, hit the market... they say that's likely in the next 5-10 years./// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?///
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we have mostly clear skies for now, but those won't last too long as the next storm is already pushing into the west coast and california. ................. temps are cool this morning... getting down to the 40s. we will see some of those high clouds already today... and even more tomorrow. ............. the east coast getting ready for a big blast of winter with rain, snow and freezing rain sliding east. it will affect millions of people. ................. another storm out west and then a slight chance of showers by saturday... but late saturday after 4 pm and into the evening. the chance is just 20 percent and should be done by midnight. timing could change so we will watch this closely. ........ breezy sunday and monday with a slight cool down by monday. >
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kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > microsoft is ((brian loftus)) > microsoft is recalling power cords for some its surface pros---because of concerns about overheating. microsoft says some of the cords got damaged because they were wound too tightly. customers can get free replacement cables. /// ((brian loftus)) > and amazon is offering full refunds for hoverboards purchased on the site. this comes after concerns the boards can be a fire hazard. the consumer product safety
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than three dozen instances hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < watch out for a hit and run crash on mcleod and vegas valley. eastern and sahara are alternates. crews are still working on the durango hills sewer relief project. the city of las vegas is expecting crews to wrap up this month. > < > < > back to you.///
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from the past.. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... today's big reveal of one of the showgirl costumes used in one of the most popular shows on the strip. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a christmas wish... that was fulfilled and more! the millions of letters pouring in.. for little safyre./// ((sherry swensk)) < and just
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charges filed against the woman accused of plowing down tourists on the strip.. the new counts lakeisha holloway now faces. brian loftus > plus... michigan's governor grilled over the water contamination crisis.. how long it took him to switch the water back to a safe source.. after being notified. ((karen castro)) < karen castro is talking about the impact movie production has on the valley > < welcome to a brighter morning,
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